Origin of kaoliang

< Chinese (Wade-Giles) kao1liang2, (pinyin) gāoliang (gāo high + liáng millet)
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Historical Examples of kaoliang

  • From out of the kaoliang the boy now peered, his brown face hardly distinguishable from the soil.

    Wang the Ninth

    Putnam Weale

British Dictionary definitions for kaoliang


  1. any of various E Asian varieties of the sorghum Sorghum vulgare

Word Origin for kaoliang

from Chinese kao tall + liang grain
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